These 10 Premier Performance Running Sneakers Will Get You to the Finish Line

This season, running brands are emphasizing cushioning and breathability in their pinnacle product.

Here are 10 of the premier performance shoes on retail shelves now.

Reebok Harmony Road 3

Made to endure long distances, Reebok’s latest update to the Harmony Road franchise features its lightweight and responsive proprietary Floatride Energy Foam. Also, its abrasion-resistant carbon rubber outsole is built to last.

Reebok Harmony Road 3
Reebok Harmony Road 3
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New Balance FuelCell Rebel

New Balance’s latest tech-loaded runner boasts its innovative responsive FuelCell foam cushioning and an eye-catching synthetic and mesh upper that’s also breathable.

New Balance FuelCell Rebel
New Balance FuelCell Rebel
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On Cloudflyer

Coming in at 7.4 ounces for women and 8.9 ounces for men, this ultralightweight style features On’s soft Cloudtec cushioning and the brand’s atypical star lacing system.

On Cloudflyer
On Cloudflyer
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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19

This support style keeps foot movement to a minimum with the brand’s latest GuideRails technology. Also, Brooks employs a pair of cushioning innovations — BioMoGo DNA and DNA Loft — for underfoot softness.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19


Asics Gel-Cumulus 21

Pairing two cushioning techs — lightweight FlyteFoam and shock-absorbing Gel — the Gel-Cumulus 21 gives feet comfort over long distances. And its AHAR outsole ensures long-term durability.

Asics Gel-Cumulus 21


Adidas UltraBoost 19

Responsive Boost cushioning is the highlight of the Adidas UltraBoost 19, which also features a supportive Primeknit upper and a molded heel counter for a natural fit.

Adidas UltraBoost 19
Adidas UltraBoost 19
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Skechers GORun 7 Hyper

This lightweight neutral runner features Skechers’ Hyper Burst responsive cushioning, as well as a breathable engineered knit upper and a knit collar for a supportive fit.

Skechers GORun 7 Hyper


Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2

Lightweight and responsive, the Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 boasts a mesh and synthetic upper and Nike’s acclaimed ZoomX midsole tech. Additionally, the shoe is executed with a durable rubber outsole for traction on all surfaces.

Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2
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Hoka One One Bondi 6

This maximalist neutral style features an oversize EVA midsole. Meanwhile, its breathable, engineered mesh upper will keep feet cooler and more comfortable throughout the run.

Hoka One One Bondi 6
Hoka One One Bondi 6
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Altra Torin 4

Made for the runner looking for a plush ride, the sneaker is equipped with Altra’s lightweight and soft Quantic midsole cushioning. The softness story continues with its engineered knit upper.

Altra Torin 4
Altra Torin 4
CREDIT: Altra

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